WASHINGTON The Supreme Court seemed to split sharply yesterday on whether a law school can deny recognition to a Christian student group that will not let gays join, a case that could determine whether nondiscrimination policies trump the rights of private organizations to determine who can and cannot belong. Supreme Court justices split over Christian campus club denied recognition because it bars gays - The Boston Globe This decision seems counterintuitive to me. The group has a charter based on what they see as morality, and a specific value system, but the court decides that they must accept all applicants. "Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote in dissent that the majority ruling amounted to "no freedom for expression that offends prevailing standards of political correctness in our country's institutions of higher learning." Alito, joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, noted that Hastings has more than 60 registered student groups and that in its entire history has denied registration to "exactly one: the Christian Legal Society." Alito said the majority gave public educational institutions "a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups." Hastings Dean Leo Martinez, who was the defendant in the case, cheered the high court's decision. "The college's intent has always been to ensure the leadership, educational and social opportunities afforded by officially recognized student organizations are available to all students attending public institutions," Martinez said. "The court's ruling validates our policy, which is rooted in equity and fairness." Gay rights: Supreme Court rules against Christian student group that excluded gays - latimes.com Justices broke along liberal-conservatve lines,...Justice Kennedy siding with the liberals. So, the vegan club has to sit there with the guy eating the McDonald's Double Cheeseburger? 1) can you see this as a strategy to be used by those desiring to break up any group on campus, joining just to disrupt... and 2) political correctness trumps freedom of religion and freedom of association in America today. and 3) are we witnessing victory of the collective over individuallity?